Translation of sail in Spanish:
- 1 (Nautical) 1.1 countable or uncountable (of ship, boat) in the days of sailin full sailen la época de los barcos de or a velaunder sailcon las velas desplegadasto hoist saila velato take in sailizar velasto set sail (start journey)reducir velas(yacht/galleon)to trim somebody's sailscortarle las alas a alguienExample sentences1.2 (trip) (no plural)
to go for a sailviaje (masculine) en barco ( or en velero etc)it's at least a day's sail awaysalir a navegarqueda por lo menos a un día en barco or de navegaciónExample sentences1.3 countable
- Through the trees you may catch glimpses of billowing sails, wind surfers, cross-lakes ferries and motor boats.
- The boat suddenly lurched and spun about as the sail was unfurled and caught the wind.
- The wind caught the sails with a dull boom and the ship heeled about, tacking into the westerly breeze sweeping across the lake.
also: plural sail(ship) a dozen sailuna docena de veleros
- The longest leg of the journey is then the sail to Fort William and the final ascent of Ben Nevis.
- Kate and Josie Fraser lead out a group of fellow 2003 NCAS Sailing scholarship holders on a training sail at Ballina last November.
- A night's frantic journey or a daring sail on the treacherous winter sea is all it would take to put an ambusher in their path.
- 2 countable (of windmill)Example sentences
- On either side of her rose hills covered with vineyards and the gently rotating white sails of the windmills used for crushing grapes.
- Only the sky at the top of each card is left, demarcated by the missing outlines of windmill sails, or trees, or Table Mountain.
- A tourist boat putters by in the canal; the sails of the huge windmill overhead cast long, cool shadows across the road.
- 1.1 (control) he sailed the vessel too close to the shorehis job is sailing yachts for wealthy ownersllevó la embarcación demasiado cerca de la costa1.2 (travel, cross) See examples: to sail the seven seastrabaja como patrón de yates de gente ricashe intends to sail the Atlantic single-handednavegar por todos los océanospiensa cruzar el Atlántico en solitarioExample sentences
- It had been fun, pretending to be a captain of a great ship that sailed the high seas.
- That ship could sail the sea of Storms if it had to.
- It's a disgrace that British-flagged ships should sail the seas carrying British exports but the crews are foreign.
- 1 1.1 (travel)(ship/boat)(person/passenger)we watched as the yacht/cruiser sailed slowly out to seair en barcohow long does it take to sail to New York?miramos como el yate/crucero se hacía lentamente a la marto sail around the world¿cuánto se tarda en ir a Nueva York en barco?I love to go sailingdar la vuelta al mundo en barco1.2 (depart)me encanta salir a navegarExample sentences
- It was from here that Captain Cook sailed on the epic voyage which led to the discovery of Australia.
- Ships of the RAN will sail from Sydney Harbour to rendezvous with our international visitors off the coast.
- There are skippers sailing out of Peterhead harbour on every trip knowing they have to clear more than #8000 each month before they move into profit from their voyage.
- It has also been alleged that the Burgers did not have the necessary papers and skipper's tickets to sail the yacht, which was apparently not insured.
- The user may choose from a variety of ships, or may sail a custom-made vessel.
- Lo and behold Jane is forced to believe when one dreary night Captain Hook sails his ship above London and snatches Jane away under the assumption that it's Wendy!
- It takes time for ships to sail from their home ports to deployment areas.
- Sblt Tielens sailed with the ship from his home port in Cairns to Darwin as part of the sailing ship's circumnavigation of the globe.
- A flotilla of more than 50 boats, yachts and lifeboats surrounded the magnificent ship as it sailed majestically into its home port.
- 2 (move effortlessly) See examples: to sail into/out of a rooma swan sailed majestically byentrar en/salir de una habitación con aire majestuosothe weeks just seem to sail pastun cisne pasó deslizándose majestuosamentelas semanas van pasando sin que uno se dé cuentaExample sentences
- Finding the funding to get the plan off the ground was the most daunting task, but once launched, the Leeds International Film Festival sailed forth like a stately galleon.
- The ball sailed smoothly into the air, suspended in time for a moment.
- Butler, who had now taken over the kicking duties from Feeney, looked to have struck the conversion well but into the difficult breeze, the ball sailed narrowly to the right.
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